Four Simple Ways to Help an Addict

Four Simple Ways to Help an Addict

March 04, 2013 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

The Cabin Chiang Mai often receives phone calls with concerned family members of an addict wanting to know various ways that we can help them. Due to the high volume of requests that we receive regarding this topic, we felt that it was important to share our thoughts with all of our readers. Making the decision to help someone struggling with an addiction is not easy, but with your added compassion and support, they will have a greater chance at getting treatment and ultimately overcoming their addiction. Each and every addict is different, thus situations will be unique; however, we have determined 4 very useful ways in which you can use to help an addict.

Dreaming During Alcohol Recovery

Dreaming During Alcohol Recovery

February 23, 2013 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

When the Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote, “In dreams begins responsibility,” was he talking about recovering alcoholics? An article on The Fix, an online magazine about addiction and recovery, discusses the phenomenon of recovering addicts dreaming about abusing alcohol. The dreams are so real, that some people awake with the taste of alcohol in their mouths.

How Long Will Drug or Alcohol Cravings to Go Away?

How Long Will Drug or Alcohol Cravings to Go Away?

February 17, 2013 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

Here at The Cabin Chiang Mai, we get many questions regarding drugs and alcohol. A common question that gets asked not only by people writing to us or calling us, but also by our patients, is how long will it take for drug or alcohol cravings to go away? We feel that this is an important question, but unfortunately there is no simple or direct answer to it.

How Tax Refunds can lead to a Relapse

How Tax Refunds can lead to a Relapse

February 17, 2013 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

It is the 2013 tax refund season, meaning throughout America people are receiving extra money between February and May. With this tax refund, people normally spend their extra money on clothing, household items, or vacation. Unfortunately, for people recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the tax refund season is a risky time for relapsing. This is because the addict in recovery now has extra money which may mean extra temptation.

Actor Russell Brand Endorses Abstinence-based Addiction Treatment Programme

Actor Russell Brand Endorses Abstinence-based Addiction Treatment Programme

February 17, 2013 | Written by : Alastair Mordey

More often that not, when a celebrity’s name shares headline space with a drug topic, it is a sensationalised story of about a recognised name being admitted to an addiction treatment programme. Recently, recovering drug user and British comedian Russell Brand has been in the news for drug abuse outreach though; earlier in August he released a documentary entitled Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery about his personal battle with drug abuse.

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